Freie Universität Berlin - Exzellenzausschreibungen - EXC 2020 "Temporal Communities": Doing Literature in a Global Perspective
Research associate (m/f/d) (Managing Editor)
Full-time job | Limited to 3 years | Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU | Kennung: EXC TC WiMi_Editor 2019
The Cluster of Excellence 2020 "Temporal Communities: Doing Literature in a Global Perspective" aims to create a new theoretical and methodological take on literature in a global perspective. Introducing the notion of ‘temporal communities’, the Cluster investigates the ways in which literature reaches out through space and time, establishing temporalities of its own and creating extensive transtemporal networks in which the notion of literature itself is constantly re-constituted as literature interacts with other arts and media. The Cluster’s research agenda will be realized in five Research Areas: 1. Competing Communities, 2. Travelling Matters, 3. Future Perfect, 4. Literary Currencies, 5. Building Digital Communities. The collaboratively authored Living Handbook of Temporal Communities (LHTC) is the Cluster’s central digital publication platform. The position of the LHTC’s Managing Editor will be situated with the Editors and the Editorial Board of the LHTC. For further information on the Cluster and the LHTC, please consult our website: www.temporal-communities.de and www.temporal-communities.de/research/digital-communities/projects/lhtc/index.html
Serving as Managing Editor of the LHTC in close collaboration with the LHTC’s editors and editorial board
Development and implementation of standardised, cluster-specific workflows for academic publishing, and of a common frame of reference for the Living Handbook of Temporal Communities, based on individual experience in research and publishing in the humanities.
Quality management, academic editing, copy-editing and proofreading of English-language contributions to the Living Handbook of Temporal Communities according to academic standards.
Coordination, monitoring, and execution of LHTC-related workflows concerning the solicitation of contributions, quality assurance, editing, and publication of texts.
Identification of possible contributors for individual entries, assignment and monitoring of the development of contributions („commissioning editor“).
Authoring of original contributions to the LHCT, drafting of introductions, abstracts, summaries, etc.
Design, management, and linking of LHTC’s controlled vocabularies for the tagging of content and bibliographic references.
Subject indexing and public dissemination of LHTC content.
Collaboration and possibly joint authorship of academic publications with the Cluster’s postdoctoral researchers
Preparation, chairing, and documentation of LHTC’s Editorial Board meetings.
Candidates must hold a PhD in the humanities
Native speaker of English (or linguistic competence at a comparable level)
An excellent knowledge of academic German, ideally commensurate with that of a native speaker
An excellent doctoral thesis
Excellent familiarity with theoretical approaches and schools in the humanities
Experience with the editing and editorial management of English-language publications in the humanities
Experience with managing peer review processes
Excellent knowledge of content management systems, familiarity with the administration of websites (preferably WordPress)
Communicative personality with a distinguished academic profile, preferably in the historical humanities
Independent, quick and precise working style, team-oriented and resilient personality
Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, in PDF format (preferably as one document) to: Ms. Katja Heinrich: email@example.com
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